Port Of Villefranche, France


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Port of Villefranche-Darse - French Riviera - South of France - Berths for Stopovers and Seasonal Rental - Limited Long-term Rental - No Leaseholds - Cruise Landing


Located in: France, Villefranche-sur-Mer
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The PORT OF VILLEFRANCHE is a natural, historic and traditional harbour, well sheltered from all winds, located west side of the famous bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, south of the citadel. The harbour attracts boaters looking for a picturesque, welcoming and well-protected site. Classified as a historic monument in 1991, the port has preserved the legacy of its commercial, military and Royal history.

The original installations of PORT OF VILLEFRANCHE date from the 18th century. The dry-dock basin of Villefranche-Darse (60 x 11 x 2.50 m) is the only one of the French Riviera, between Toulon and Genoa, which allows the haul-out and facilitates the delicate work carried out on vessels of tradition. Right next door, it has two 50 and 100 T slipway, specialized in the restoration of traditional boats.

Between Monaco and Nice, on the feet of the Alps, the bay of Villefranche has always been an unmissable stop on the maritime routes of the Mediterranean Sea. The bay is surrounded on all sides by cliffs: Cap Ferrat, Cape of Nice, first foothills of the Alps – the spectacle is striking. This amphitheatre of hills protects a vast water plan of two kilometres by one and a half with depths reaching a hundred meters.

Villefranche is located on the edge of an important maritime axis of the Mediterranean, halfway from the major ports of Genoa and Marseille. Today, for yachting enthusiast, there is nothing more elegant than to drop anchor in the bay of Villefranche.

Nowadays, the PORT OF VILLEFRANCHE is a public port managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), dedicated to fishing and recreational boating. Like all the ports of the CCI, it abides by the CUNCA (Urban Community Nice-Côte d’Azur) port regulations, without leaseholds and little or no leeway in length. It offers 520 moorings up to 45 m long and a landing pontoon for excursionists on cruise ships at anchor.

• Nice-Côte d’Azur International Airport 15 km from the port
• Train: SNCF railway station 1 km from the port
• Spectacular historic site, favoured by boaters
• Protected bay ideal for anchorage, calm water
• Monuments and cultural points of interest
• Surrounded by beaches and beach clubs
• Dry-dock basin and 2 slipways of 50 and 100 T
• Bunkering station for fuel
• Guardienage, cleaning and service of boats
• Public parking
• Dock landing excursionists on cruise ships
• Fishing and boating excursion departures on the French Riviera
• Shops, restaurants, bars, terraces, grocery stores and market
• Luxury real estate

Latitude: 43° 42′ N
Longitude: 007° 18,7” E
SHOM cards: 7200 – 7229 / Navicard 500
Berths: 520 (including 517 BOATING <18 m and 3 YACHTING> 18 m)
Maximum size of boats: 45 m
Draft available: 4 to 5.2 m maximum in the outer harbour
Sailing distances: Nice 3 nm – Monaco 5 nm – Cannes 20 nm – Saint-Tropez 42 nm – Porquerolles 67 nm – Calvi 94 nm
Noticeable landmarks: Semaphore of the lighthouse of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Mooring: Ground lines on main chain

VHF: Channel 9
Capitainerie: Open from 7:30 am to 8 pm in summer and from 8 am to 6 pm in the off season
Electricity: 220 / 380V – 16, 32 and 63 A, European type outlets
Fresh water: Outlets on docks and pontoons
Fuel station: Open every day from 9 am to 7 pm in season, and 3 mornings per week in winter
Wastewater pump-out: Fixed free pump station
Clean points: Waste oil and bilge bottoms recovery tanks available. Containers for depositing toxic waste at the clean points of the hard-standing area
Sanitary / Showers: 9 Toilets, 8 showers, 24 hour access available to boaters
Night access: Landing on the day-mark of the Semaphore of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, F.é.b.3s. 25M, visible on 301° (226/167); then, lighthouse of Villefranche-Darse covering the entrance to the harbour (F.sc.r.b.)
Mooring: Regulated in the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer by order of the maritime prefect of the Mediterranean
Repairs: Ship chandler, 2 slips of 50 and 100 T, 2 cranes of 6 and 11 T, Dry-dock basin, hard-standing area
Groceries: Ice and basic necessities
Other amenities: Defibrillators, Dishwashers, Wi-Fi (free), Washing machine

Under CUNCA rules, no leasehold berths available at Port of Villefranche-Darse, we can nevertheless manage a berth for rental, a limited period, seasonal or winterizing.

Limited number of berths for stopovers, seasonal or long-term rentals in most sizes.

For a complete list of rental and stopover rates at PORT OF VILLEFRANCHE on the French Riviera, please contact Allied Yachting.

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